Tag Archives: Sharpeville

TRIBUTE TO FORMER PAC PRESIDENT CLARENCE MLAMLI MAKWETU!

Born 6 December 1928 – Died 1 April 2016 – To Be Buried On 16 April 2016 We shall miss his charming smile. We shall miss his towering height – “uFafa” (the tall one), “uZikhali” (his clan name). We shall

THE EVERLASTING MESSAGE OF ROBERT SOBUKWE!

  The speeches of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe are persuasive, incisive and evocative from the time he was at Fort Hare University until he was arrested in 1960. The imagery he painted in some of his speeches depicted natural phenomena or

THE ‘NEW’ SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT ’S ATROCITIES AGAINST FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

The “New South Africa” boasts of being a “democracy.” Indeed, in some areas that are not fundamental to democracy such as homosexual marriages, “sex workers”, “abortion on demand”, and an education system that allows a pass mark of 30%, this

REMEMBERING SOBUKWE: THE REVOLUTIONARY THINKER

Drive: Robert Sobukwe (Mayibuye Archives)

Ma Veronica Sobukwe captured the essence of her late husband’s core mission in life when she chose the apt inscription for his gravestone: “True leadership demands complete subjugation of self, absolute honesty, integrity and uprightness of character, courage and fearlessness,

MEMORIALISING APLA FORCES IN THE YEARS OF THE GREAT STORM!

Sabelo Phama

Victor Gqweta, or Sabelo Phama as he was popularly known, was called to head and command the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army (APLA) forces and serve in the Central Committee of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania as Secretary for

WOMEN CAN LIFT UP HALF THE SKY!

Stirring the pot on gender inequalities and outdated attitudes observed in the post-Sharpeville 1960 era, Lauretta Ngcobo’s eulogy at the late Joe Mkhwanazi’s funeral in January this year highlighted the role of women, their emancipation through the crucible of struggle

SOBUKWE WAS THE SYMBOL OF TRUE LIBERATION STRUGGLE

Robert Sobukwe

It is thirty five years now since Prof. Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe departed from this planet. But his vision for genuine liberation of our country has refused to go away. Its triumph may be delayed, but it cannot be decimated.

THE LEGACY OF ROBERT MANGALISO SOBUKWE

During his remarkable and outstanding short period of leadership, Sobukwe taught us that leadership is initiative and courage. To lead one must initiate ideas and action. He also taught us that leadership is courage. Sobukwe initiated ideas that gave PAC

THE 11TH ANNUAL STEVE BIKO LECTURE – “COMING TO SEE YOU SINCE I WAS 5 YEARS OLD”

I wrote this, this morning… so it’s fresh [laughs and applause] I have spent most of the early morning from 3 o’ clock thinking what I’ll say to you… there is so much. First of all I want to say that

OBITUARY: A TRIBUTE TO COMRADE JEFFERY SEDI MODISE

Comrade Jeffery Sedi Modise will be remembered as a shining light at time when darkness seemed to surround us. He provided leadership when few dared to stand up to the vicious oppressor. His contribution to the freedom we enjoy today